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Embryo does not seem to grow properly

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gardenalex, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chirping

    Sep 24, 2015
    Hello, I need your help.

    At the moment I am on day 17, so tomorrow i hit the final phase.
    But I am really worried.
    Candling my eggs shows me that the embryo fills round about 1/3 of the egg.
    The problem I have just with the Swedish flower hen eggs, not with the other eggs. The other eggs show me an embryo of the size that you would expect on day 17.

    These are my own eggs, so there is no problem depending on shipping.

    So, what to do?
    I am thinking of starting the final phase, put them down, not on day 18 but one or two days later, because I am worried. I think they are far from ready to hatch. The size of the embryo makes me think the eggs are on day 14-15. I think when i would lay them down tomorrow, on day 18, the chicks - which are def alive - will die because they are still in the need of being turned.

  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Songster

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Hi. In my hatch i had only one hatch out of three but two of them filled the egg by day 18 and 1 i could see right through the pointy end so i thought it had died a while ago but when i cracked it open (because it didn't hatch..... it was my fault..... humidity too high) it had a fully formed chick so i reckon leave it in there and see!

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